Plainfield preps for snow
By Madhu Mayer For The Herald-News October 16, 2012 7:32PM
Updated: November 19, 2012 2:55PM
PLAINFIELD — Snow has yet to fall, but the thought of wintry conditions is on the minds of village officials.
Village officials Monday authorized five outside contractors to provide emergency snow removal, snow plowing and salting services, as needed, during the winter season 2012-13.
Allen Persons, public works director, said the village earlier this month considered eight bids for snow plowing, salting and/or removal.
After reviewing the proposals, five low bidders were chosen, with total prices ranging from $32,675 to $40,975.
Persons said the prices basically are estimates for competitive bidding.
“The business that provides the lowest bid is chosen for the majority of the work (snow removal, plowing and salting),” he said.
Persons hopes the village will be as lucky as last year, which saw mild temperatures and low snowfalls. The proposed contracts require the village to only pay for the actual costs to provide snow removal services as needed, Persons said.